On Saturday, July 9, 2016 BIL Conference and Earthsharing.org are hosting an event in Oakland, “The Recession Generation: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times.” The event aims to help the millennial generation navigate the uncertainties of economic life through networking, skill-sharing sessions, and a number of talks that address the causes and solutions to economic inequality and other large problems.
“The Recession Generation conference is about maximizing one’s potential for positive economic and social change," said EarthSharing.org organizer Jacob Shwartz-Lucas.. “The partnership with BIL Conference will expand the focus of this event and help reach many more people in the Bay Area and beyond.”
Speakers and panelists from a variety of professional backgrounds will provide insight on correcting structural inequality and building a better society. Topics include: environmental advocacy, artificial intelligence, social entrepreneurship, economic justice, nonprofit management, open-source technology, and land value taxation. Also, following the typical BIL Conference format, the Recession Generation will include “unconference” sessions that allow participants to suggest topics for further discussion.
Robin Hanson of George Mason University and the Future of Humanity Institute; “stand-up” economist Yoram Bauman of the University of Washington; Civil Engineer and Strong Town President Chuck Marohn; TechCrunch reporter Kim-Mai Cutler; Christine Peterson, co-founder of the Foresight Institute; and, Center for Economic Studies Executive Director Joshua Vincent head the event’s speaker lineup.
The event will take place on Saturday July 9, 2016 10am-7pm at the Omni Oakland Commons at 4799 Shattuck Avenue in Oakland, California 94609. Tickets are $49-$99. There are special discounts available and volunteers receive free admission. This event is not for profit.
Nextbigfuture probably be at this event (or at least part of it). If not I will reach out to readers to help cover it.